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SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR.ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE VETERANS WITH SMALL BUSINESS START-UP ASSISTANCE

Queens, NY, July 12, 2010 – NY State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) today announced the passage of legislation which would direct the NYS Division of Veterans Affairs to provide information regarding available resources to assist veterans in establishing and sustaining a business.

“I am very pleased that this important legislation was passed by the Senate,” said Senator Addabbo.  “The purpose of this legislation is to require the Division of Veterans Affairs to provide information regarding resources that are available to assist veterans in establishing and sustaining a small business by maintaining a small business portal on the division’s Web site,” explained the Senator. 

July 13, 2010
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Health Fair in Ozone Park

Come join us at this FREE Health Fair at Nativity BVM Church. There will be many different health organization present to test you and provide information on many different topics. Call 718-738-1111 for more information.

September 26, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Solid State Band to perform at Juniper Park sponsored by Senator Addabbo

The Solid State Band with perform a free concert at Juniper Park. The event is sponsored by Senator Addabbo in conjunction with the Juniper Park Civic Association.

August 17, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Glendale Playground Cleanup

Glendale Playground Cleanup sponsored by Senator Joe Addabbo.

There will be approximately 55 high school juniors and seniors from all across the U. S. will be painting, sweeping and  pulling weeds in and around the playground. The playground is very busy and should look appealing to all the local residents.

July 16, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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NYS SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR.: AQUEDUCT STATEMENT

Queens, NY, July 7, 2010 – “After evaluating the recent decision by the New York Lottery regarding the future of Aqueduct Racetrack, I intend to continue my position of making every effort to work cooperatively with whomever is selected to operate at Aqueduct for the sake of my constituents.

July 7, 2010
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Save Our NYC Water Supply: Stop the Drilling!

Currently unfiltered drinking water serves over 8 million New York City residents giving us the cleanest, safest and most reliable drinking water in the country. However, our drinking water is being put in jeopardy by big business oil and gas companies, who want to drill for natural gas dangerously close to New York City’s upstate watershed using a process known as hydraulic fracturing, also called "hydrofracking."

This drilling process uses toxic chemicals under high pressure in water to break up rock formations deep underground, releasing the natural gas. This could lead to toxic carcinogens entering our water supply.

July 7, 2010
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SENATOR ADDABBO CALLS FOR A MORATORIUM ON HYDROFRACKING IN UPSTATE WATERSHED Wants Halt to Drilling that Affects NYC Drinking Water until EPA Impact Study Is Completed

Queens, NY, July 6, 2010 – To protect the drinking water for almost nine million New Yorkers, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., is sponsoring a bill that calls for a moratorium on drilling for natural gas or “hydrofracking” in the upstate watershed.  Currently, the bill sits in the Environmental Conservation committees in both the Senate and the Assembly. It may come up for a vote in the Senate before the end of the current legislative session, scheduled to resume the week of July 12. 

July 6, 2010
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SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR., ELECTIONS COMMITTEE CHAIR, SECURES PASSAGE OF ELECTION REFORM LEGISLATION TO ASSURE A SMOOTH TRANSITION TO NEW VOTING SYSTES

Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., Chair of the Senate Elections Committee, having exercised its oversight powers to hold hearings throughout the state on the transition to paper ballot based optical scan systems, as well November’s pilot program for their use in much of the state, has now secured passage of election law reforms (S8151, S8152, S8153) designed to assure that election day operations proceed smoothly and that the results of our elections are accurate and inspire the confidence of the public.

June 29, 2010
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ADDABBO: PEARLE VISION COMING TO MASPETH SELF-HELP SENIOR CENTER ON JUNE 25, GIVING FREE EYE EXAMS TO MASPETH’S OLDER ADULTS

Queens, NY, June 23, 2010 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., will bring his once-a-month series of free eye exams by Pearle Vision's Ozone Park staff to the Maspeth Self-Help Senior Center, 69-61 Grand Avenue, Maspeth, 718-429-3636, on Friday, June 25, from 10 AM – 11 AM.

June 23, 2010
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ADDABBO, TITUS, LOCUST GROVE CIVIC & COMMUNITY BOARD 10 PROTEST PROPOSED SHUTDOWN OF SENIOR CENTERS

Queens, NY, June 11, 2010 – On Friday morning, June 11, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., was  joined by 35 Wakefield Senior Center members, NYS Assembly Member Michele Titus, Locust Grove Civic Association President Donna Gilmartin and Community Board 10 Chair Betty Braton, at a South Ozone Park community rally to protest threatened senior center closings during a tough economic climate and proposed state and city budget cuts.  The protest took place in front of the Knights of Columbus Hall, 135-45 Lefferts Boulevard, South Ozone Park.

June 15, 2010
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ADDABBO ANNOUNCES FRANCHISE OVERSIGHT BOARD FOR NYC OTB

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo,  Jr. (D-Queens) today announced committee passage of legislation which would create a New York State Franchise Oversight Board (FOB).

June 15, 2010
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Addabbo and CUNY Volunteers at Citizenship event

Senator Addabbo poses with CUNY's Citizenship and Immigration Project volunteers at PS 88 in Ridgewood. The senator sponsored a free application assistance day on Saturday, June 12th.

June 14, 2010
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ADDABBO SETS METROCARD VAN FOR HOWARD BEACH & MIDDLE VILLAGE

WHEN: Wednesday, June 30 WHERE/TIME: Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84th Street (10 AM – 12 Noon) & at St. Margaret's Golden Age Club (van parked in front of gym, just past church), 66-16 80th Street, Middle Village (1 - 3 PM) For the disabled and senior members of our community, it can be difficult to get around town. In an effort to provide more accessible service, New York City Transit has a mobile outreach program designed especially to serve their needs in their own communities. NYS Senator Joseph P.

June 30, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Senator Addabbo Secures Tenants’ Right to Access Local Courts for Housing Complaints Against Landlords

Queens, NY, June 4, 2010 -- Renters who are cheated out of their security deposits will have an easier time taking the landlord to small claims court, says Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach).

 Because of legislation (S4781A) passed by the Senate Democratic Majority, tenants can go to court where their apartment is located, rather than where the landlord’s business is registered. A judge, in a recent ruling (Solomon v. Correll), had urged the state legislature to address this problem. The bill is awaiting final action in the NYS Assembly.

June 7, 2010
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Linda Morton, Lauren Marie Curet, Joelle Robinson, Senator Addabbo and the Principal of St. John's Lutheran School in Glendale.

Both Lauren Marie and Joelle won an essay writing contest as judged by AARP Chapter 4123. Senator Addabbo was there to happily present these fine students with a citation congratulating them on their accomplishment.

June 4, 2010
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Anti-Bullying lecture at IS 93 in Ridgewood

Bullying has become an issue in our schools so Senator Addabbo is sponsoring a lecture for the parents to address what can be done.

Guest Speaker will be Mark Weiss. He is the Education Director of Operation Respect at the Department of Education. He is also a retired principal.

June 9, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Elections Meeting

Senator Joseph Addabbo, Chair 11:30 AM, Tuesday, June 8, 2010 Room 816 LOB

June 8, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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